Category: journalist

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My lifestyles in disaster: Diary of a Venezuelan journalist

Formerly the wealthiest country in Latin America, Venezuela has been rocked by political, economic and social crises in recent years that show no signs of resolution.  A bumpy transition of power following the death of long-time leader Hugo Chavez, massive protests against the succeeding government of Nicolas Maduro, severe debt and hyperinflation have seen the country descend into chaos. But, as their country disintegrates…

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On Israel, the death of a journalist, and the true to life

In the early hours of April 7, we received a message that Palestinian photojournalist Yaser Murtaja had succumbed to his wounds in a hospital. He had been shot by Israeli snipers in Gaza a day earlier. The tragic news was delivered in a WhatsApp group for Palestinian journalists and activists, which was meant to provide…

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalist jailed one other forty five days

Egypt has extended Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein’s imprisonment for another 45 days as the producer, who is in poor health, nears one year of incarceration on dubious charges. Hussein was taken by Egyptian security officers on December 20 last year and accused of reporting “false news with the aim of creating chaos”. An Egyptian…

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A tribute to Yasmine Ryan, fearless journalist

One of our former colleagues, Yasmine Ryan, sadly passed away in Istanbul last week. She was 35. Yasmine leaves behind a rich legacy of journalism that impacted people around the world. She was a colleague, and dear friend, to many here at Al Jazeera, and the world is poorer for her passing. Yasmine was always…